North Fulton County

Mayor of Johns Creek arrested on domestic violence charges

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — The Mayor of Johns Creek says he plans to vigorously defend allegations he committed domestic battery after police arrested him Sunday.

An incident report obtained by Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik, said Mike Bodker’s estranged wife called 911 Sunday morning and alleged that he grabbed her wrist and ankle during a heated exchange.

The report said Bodker’s wife records when they exchange their young child because the pair is going through a divorce.

“The victim alleged that her husband became upset with her recording him and that he grabbed her wrist and ankle causing visible redness,” the report said.

Records show Bodker was booked into the Fulton County jail Sunday and bonded out today.

Bodker told Petchenik over the phone he can’t discuss specifics of the case, but that he plans to fight the charges.

“I can’t comment, other than to say, there was a dispute at my family residence, which resulted in my arrest. It is an open legal matter and I cannot comment on the details. I look forward to when I can as I will be vigorously defending myself. This came in conjunction with a contentious divorce as many have gone through this in their lifetime, I hope they will respect my privacy and my family’s privacy, especially in light of my young children.”

Bodker told Petchenik he doesn’t anticipate the case will have any affect on his ability to lead the city and he has no plans to step down.

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